Monday, February 22, 2010

Schwarzenegger Praises Stimulus, Cites GOP Hypocrisy

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California is one Republican who has refused to slam President Obama's stimulus package while lobbying for the money and taking credit for its benefits back home. Responding on ABC's "This Week" to Mitt Romney's contention at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the bill didn't create one new job, Schwarzenegger praised the Recovery Act and criticized GOP hypocrisy:

Schwarzenegger: I find it interesting that you have a lot of the Republicans running around pushing back on the stimulus money and saying this doesn’t create any new jobs. Then they go out and they do the photo ops and they’re posing with the big check and they say, “Isn’t this great?”...Anyone that says it hasn’t created a job, they should talk to the 150,000 people that have been getting jobs in California in the private sector and also from the public sector. … So I’m happy that we got this money. I’m happy that we have put 150,000 people to work and there will be more people that are put to work because of it.


firerobin said...

Good for Arnold! A refreshing change to what we've been seeing from most Republican politicians as of late.

I wish we could get more common sense like this out of the party of "No."

Jeff Tone said...

firerobin: I have the feeling that Schwarzenegger's common sense will remain exceptional within his party.